Man Killed in Compton Shooting; 1 Detained
Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was killed in a shooting in a residential area of Compton Monday morning.
Authorities were called to the 1200 block South Castlegate Avenue, near Kelly Park, at about 11:35 a.m., Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a news release.
Deputies who responded found a man who had been shot once in the upper torso.
The wounded man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.
The victim was described as a 41-year-old black man.
Another man who was at the scene was detained for questioning, deputies said.
Detectives have not determined a motive for the killing.
The investigation remained active Monday evening, and no further details were immediately available.
Anyone with information can contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or submit an anonymous tip via 800-222-8477.